Avon Shine Burst Lipsticks


I’ve already noticed murmurs saying matte full-on opaque lips are history and transparent, hydrating lip products are coming back on stage again. Some might see sheer lipsticks as perfect summer-friendly lip option and others craving pigment and nothing but pigment probably won’t even think of abandoning their bold matte lipsticks. Personally, I’m an all or nothing kinda girl – you’ll see me either wearing a (tinted) lip balm or a full-on dark lipstick. Occasionally I’ll crack out a bold red or even stray into creamy corals but ‘all or nothing’ is my MO. So, it was definitely interesting o test and review lipsticks which look like lip glosses in stick form. 

Avon Shine Burst Lipsticks (1,8g | sometimes referred to as Gloss Sticks) come in elongated shiny, colorful tubes many will recognise because the shape is shared with some of the earlier Avon lipsticks (e.g. Avon Ultra Color Indulgence range). The formula is enriched with coconut oil for extra hydration. These are marketed as highly glossy, hydrating and colorful lippies. There is a total of 15 shades and they’re broken down into nudes (4 shades), reds (4 shades), pinks (4 shades) and purples (3 shades) – and their exterior mimics their colors. They look attractive and fun, they’re lightweight but also prone to scratches. They have a very mild fruity aroma, undetectable in certain shades. 

I’ve found that Shine Burst lipsticks have little in common, apart from three main points I’ve mentioned before: glossy, hydrating, colorful. You have inconsistency in textures, color payoff, finishes and longevity throughout the range. Certain shades look like regular lip gloss with shimmer, some like classic tinted lip balms, a few apply patchy while others look like creamy lipsticks. I’d say it’s pretty important to pick a shade suited to your preference and needs because one shade can be knockout whilst there are five shades so similar, it’s irrelevant which you choose. I will say that all shades are very comfortable on the lips, aren’t sticky, don’t ‘bleed’ into fine lines and have a regular 2-3h longevity.

  • Primjetila sam aputanja da pada sjena na pigmentirane mat karmine i da transparentni, hidratantni ruzevi pocinju ponovo biti popularni. Pojedini na poluprozirne ruzeve gledaju kao na idealnu ljetnu sminku a opet, znam da jedan veliki dio korisnica nece tek tako odustati od svojih mat karmina. Licno idem iz ekstrema u ekstrem pa cete me vecinu vremena vidjeti da nosim ili neku vrstu balzama za usne ili cu se odluciti za intenzivan tamni ruz potpunog prekrivanja. Ponekada se odlucujem na crveni ruz ili neku laganiju koraljnu nijansu ali u sustini, ‘sve ili nista’ je moj moto. Tako da je bilo veoma interesantno testirati ruzeve koji djeluju poput raznobojnih sjajila za usne.
  • Avon Shine Burst ruzevi (negdje naziva Gloss Sticks| 1,8g) su upakovani u izduzena kucista metalik boje ciji ce oblik prepoznati korisnice Avon ruzeva jer ga dijele sa nekim prethodnim linijama karmina (npr. Avon Ultra Color Indulgence linijom). Formulacija je obogacena kokosovim uljem koje pruza njegu. Ruzevi iz ove linije su predstavljeni kao hidratantni, visokog sjaja i da dolaze u mnostvu nijansi. Konkretno, postoji ukupno 15 nijansi koje su podijeljene na neutralne ruzeve (4 nijanse), crvene ruzeve (4 nijanse), ruzicaste ruzeve (4 nijanse) i ljubicaste ruzeve (3 nijanse). Upravo prema toj podjeli su koordiniranih pakovanja. Izgledaju atraktivno, lagani su ali je metalik obojena plasticna ambalaza sklona ogrebotinama. Ruzevi su blage vocne arome koju kod pojedinih nijansi nisam ni osjetila.
  • Primjetila sam da Shine Burst ruzevi (redovna cijena 13,50KM | trenutno snizeni na 6,50KM) nemaju mnogo toga zajednickog medjusobno, osim one tri osnovne poveznice koje sam spomenula: sjaj, hidrataciju, vesele boje. Svi se razlikuju po teksturi, pigmentaciji, zavrsnici i trajnosti. Dok neke nijanse izgledaju poput sljokicastih sjajila druge su poput balzama u boji. Pojedine se nanose neravnomjerno dok druge izgledaju poput klasicnih kremastih ruzeva. Mislim da je bitno prije kupovine znati tacno koja vam nijansa odgovara jer, iako neki ruz djeluje odlicne pigmentacije i posebne nijanse postoji sigurno pet ruzeva koji su gotovo identicni (stoga ih najbolje kombinovati). Reci cu da su sve nijanse uopsteno prijatne na usnama, nisu ljepljive, ne razlijevaju se pretjerano i pruzaju standardnih 2-3 sata trajnosti.




From the purples, my favorite is Vivid Cherry because it applies evenly, has no shimmer and the texture is gorgeously creamy. One of the best shades from the entire range, in my opinion. Least fave would be Plum Shock as it applies rather unevenly, on some parts of my lips I only get a high shine whilst on others I have settling of pigment clusters. Shame because this was the shade I was truly looking forward. From the pinks, my fave would be Tangerine Gleam which is actually not a proper pink but a lovely sheeny, creamy coral with such teensy shimmer that doesn’t even translate on my lips. I also enjoy wearing Calypso as it looks very natural on my lips and has good pigmentation. Must note that Rose, although clashes with my skin tone (has a pale, cool vibe/undertone + the same goes for Fresh Fuchsia, from the purples), is also a well made shade with good formula and pigmentation.

Out of all the nudes, I’d say Iced Mocha has the best formula because it applies and wears off evenly, is creamy and an all-round easy to wear mauvey/brown. Occasionally, I do like to wear Nude Shine and Honeysuckle as they are beautiful, easy to wear warm nudes + they actually do look good with shimmer but they can wear off unevenly. As for the reds, I will say that there is no real red here but mostly pinks with red undertone. Reds are my least favorite color family from the range as they all look a bit samey. The shades I like the most would be Berry Burst and Strawberry Blush, having in mind that the latter is packed with shimmer. Raspberry Glaze is also pretty but can apply unevenly. 

Ultimately, my personal picks would be Vivid Cherry, Tangerine Gleam and Strawberry Blush whilst honorable mentions include; Rose and Fresh Fuchsia for cooler toned afficionados. Iced Mocha, Calypso, Berry Burst and Peach Punch for the creamy texture lovers whilst Honeysuckle, Raspberry Glaze, Strawberry Blush and Nude Shine are ideal for those who aren’t shimmer-shy. Shade to avoid is Plum Shock due to lacking formulation. Let me know if my color breakdown has been helpful.

  • Od ljubicastih ruzeva, moj favorit je nijansa Vivid Cherry koja se nanosi ravnomjerno, ne sadrzi shimmer i tekstura je savrseno kremasta. Iz cijele linije ruzeva, ovo je mozda i najbolja nijansa. Nijansa koja me nijue dojmila je Plum Shock jer se nanosi neravnomjerno tako da na jednom dijelu usana ostavi samo sjaj a na drugom se nakuplja pigment u ‘krpama’. Steta jer ovo je bila jedna od nijansi kojima sam se zaista radovala. Od ruzicastih ruzeva mi je najdraza nijansa Tangerine Gleam koja cak nije ni konkretno roza vec sjajni koraljni ruz koji sadzi bas sitan shimmer (vidi se na swatchu, ne na usnama). Takodjer mi je bilo prijatno nositi nijansu Calypso koja je dobre pigmentacije i djeluje prirodno. Trebam spomenuti i nijansu Rose koja, iako se ne slaze sa mojim tenom (dosta je blijeda, hladnog podtona), ipak se istice odlicnom teksturom, pigmentacijom i nanosenjem (isto vrijedi za ljubicastu nijansu Fresh Fuchsia).
  • Od neutralnih ruzeva, mislim da nijansa Iced Mocha ima najbolju pigmentaciju, ravnomjerno blijedi sa usana i univerzalnog je mauve/smedjeg tona koji pristaje gotovo svima. Nijanse Nude Shine Honeysuckle uprkos malo krupnijem, upadnijem shimmeru sam ipak voljela nositi jer pristaju tenu toplog podtona ali je steta sto se neravnomjerno skidaju sa usana. Od crvenih ruzeva, reci cu da ovdje nema prave crvene boje vec se uglavnom radi o ruzicastim nijansama crvenog podtona. Najmanje su mi se svidjeli ruzevi iz ove postave jer medjusobno dosta slice. Solidnim su mi se pokazale nijanse Berry Burst i Strawberry Blush,  s tim da ova druga sadrzi dosta shimmera. Raspberry Glaze je jos jedan shimmerasti ljepotan koji se, nazalost, nanosi neravnomjerno.
  • Ja najcesce nosim i zadrzala bih Vivid Cherry, Tangerine Gleam i Iced Mocha a pohvale na kvalitetu i/ili specificnost upucujem: Rose i Fresh Fuchsia za one koji vole hladnije nijanse. Calypso, Berry Burst i Peach Punch za one koji vole kremaste ruzeve solidne pigmentacije bez previse sjaja dok su Honeysuckle, Raspberry Glaze, Strawberry Blush i Nude Shine idealni za one koji ne bjeze od shimmera. Nijansa koju bih preskocila je Plum Shock zbog losije formulacije. Javite mi da li su vam od koristi bile podjela i preporuke po bojama.

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4 Comments

  1. August 27, 2016 / 11:05 am

    šteta što je ovaj Plum Shock dosta neravnomjerne pigmentacije, inače bi bio meni najdraži naravno 😀
    Vivid Cherry ti divno stoji <3 i Iced Mocha je odlčan za svaki dan 😀 Ima faza kad jedino što želim nositi su ovakvi tipovi ruževa 🙂
    Kao i uvijek prekrasne fotke <3

    • Septembar 9, 2016 / 10:05 am

      I meni bi Plum Shock bio mezimac, da je pigmentacija bila kako sam ocekivala. Steta.
      Imam i ja veoma cesto te faze, pogotovo kada su mi usne iz nekog razloga bas suhe.
      Hvala ti! ♥

  2. Septembar 18, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    A veruješ li da mi se svaki sviđa na tebi :)))
    Peach punch mi je favorit 🙂

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